2017 Tampa Pride event and parade pays tribute to Pulse nightclub shooting victims

Posted at 5:19 PM, Mar 25, 2017

Thousands took to the streets of Ybor City on Saturday afternoon to celebrate Tampa Pride. This is the third year for the event.

"Each year we have more and more people attend," said organizer Carrie West.

The event included a street festival and a parade.

The tone of the event was mostly celebratory, but there was a somber moment to pay respect for the victim's of the Pulse shooting tragedy. Neema Bahrami is a Pulse survivor.

"We are honored ten months later to be asked to come to events like this the great part about it is, they didn't forget about us," said Bahrami.

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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and survivors of the shooting walked down 7th Avenue to pay tribute to the victims.

"Our message to the community is coming together as one loving as one showing the world that we will never be defeated," said Bahrami.

Pride organizer estimate at least 30,000 people attended the event.